Windows 8 UI looks a mess

Is it just me or does the Windows 8 UI look a mess? I understand the benefits in producing a cross-platform common look n feel (desktop, tablet, phone), but the current screenshots of a random set of oddly colored rectangles, looks, well, like something you’d expect on a Leapfrog electronic kids toy.

I only hope for Microsoft’s sake that these initial videos and screenshots are just prototype and mockups, because they’re looking pretty awful right now.